“By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name” (Heb. 13:15 KJV).
In the Old Testament, a sacrifice was typically an animal offering that was presented to God for one of many different reasons. A pleasant, acceptable burnt offering was to be made to God every day in the morning and in the evening. Heb. 10:1 teaches us that these animal sacrifices to God were simply a shadow of what God really wanted. God does not eat flesh or drink wine in heaven! (Ps. 50:13).
“By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name” (Heb. 13:15 KJV) was, therefore, a picture of the real (true worship) sacrifices God was preparing for Himself. The scripture above calls praise a spiritual sacrifice, the true offering that really reaches God’s heart. This is a direct quotation from Hosea 14:2 that makes it even clearer: (NET)! Offer unto God the continual sacrifice of praise!
Deeply ponder the main scripture above. Can you see why praise is considered a sacrifice?
APPLY THE WORD!
The Word above instructs us to offer unto God a sacrifice of continual praise. That means praise in your heart and mouth should be fully integrated in your lifestyle, whether you are in Church or not! Ignite praise today!
Thank the Lord for making you a true worshipper by the work of Jesus Christ His Son.
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